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Dirck van Wormer (Dirck Groede), a native of Wormer, Dutch province of North Holland, tried to snatch the holy sacrament from the hands of a priest during a procession at Wormer in the spring of 1535. After this a fight arose, in which some Anabaptists took an active part. Dirck bandaged a wounded Anabaptist and tended him secretly. It is not clear if Dirck was an Anabaptist himself or a Sacramentist (a group who opposed the Roman Catholic doctrine of the holy sacrament).

Bibliography

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1909): 15-16.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. 2 v. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, No. 83, 101.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Dirck van Wormer (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 1 Sep 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Dirck_van_Wormer_(16th_century)&oldid=80184.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Dirck van Wormer (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 September 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Dirck_van_Wormer_(16th_century)&oldid=80184.




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